Monday, November 4, 2013

Taran Wanderer

728034From Goodreads:    Taran has been both Assistant Pig-Keeper and warrior, but his heart is troubled. Who are his parents? Where does he come from? In a quest to learn who he truly is, Taran travels Prydain seeking secrets long buried by time and silence. Accompanied by his loyal friends, Taran begins his search. Maybe, if his parents are as noble as he hopes, Princess Eilonwy with the red-gold hair will think as often and as fondly of Taran as he finds himself thinking of her.

My Thoughts:

-    I don't remember this story as much as I do the previous books, so it was almost like reading it for the first time, and I loved it!

-    Taran grows and learns so much in this tale. He finally makes that transition from boy to man. Not only does Taran learn from everyone he encounters on his journey, but he also teaches them things in return. 

-    There are a lot of good messages and morals taught throughout the book, not just for the characters but for the readers as well. 

-    Gurgi's friendship is priceless. He is so loyal and steadfast. Gurgi is always happy and willing to sacrifice whatever and follow Taran in anything. 

-    Taran really proves how hard working he is. He does honest work, and he never does it half heatedly. He does a good job. I wish I had that kind of diligence in everything I did.

-    While there isn't a lot of action, there is a lot of value in this book. 

Previous books in The Chronicle of Prydain Series
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  1. I really need to re-read some Lloyd Alexander! This sounds great.

    This is Shallee McArthur, by the way-- we chatted briefly in church on Sunday. I'm glad I found your blog! :)

    1. Lloyd Alexander is awesome!

      Thanks for checking out my blog! I'm excited for your upcoming books, and I hope I will be able to introduce you to my book buddies!